Posts Tagged ‘spy’
Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham make like suave secret agents in Spy.

With My Little Eye

At last, Spy is the Melissa McCarthy vehicle we’ve been waiting for.
Kristian Lin
  Okay, that’s more like it. That thought kept running through my head while I was watching Spy. You see, Melissa McCarthy’s post-Bridesmaids career as a leading lady has not been a story of untrammeled success. She ke...


Eavesdropping With Ease

A Las Vegas-based tech company recently discovered that, yes, our phone calls are possibly being monitored, and no, we don’t know who’s doing it. The company, ESD America, develops encryption technology that allows for hack...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: When You’re Smiley…

…the whole world lies to you in this hallowed British spy thriller.
I’ve heard complaints about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy from those who haven’t read the John le Carré novel on which it’s based or seen the celebrated 1979 BBC TV miniseries adaptation of it. Newcomers find the current fil...

Max Power

Steve Carell makes over a bumbling superspy for a new age in Get Smart.
Kristian Lin
Back in the summer of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters ruled the box offices as big-ticket action thrillers headlined by comedians.

Chasin’ Jason

The kinetic The Bourne Ultimatum leads a super-spy to some unpleasant answers.
Kristian Lin
When people talk about Hollywood franchises, they never seem to mention the Bourne films.

Company Man

The Good Shepherd doesn’t go astray, but doesn’t lead anywhere exciting.
Kristian Lin
If you want a big-name actor to play a colorless guy with a hole in his soul, Matt Damon is now officially your man.